Bringing Back The Sunshine
Label: Warner Records
Blake was a bro before bros were country cool, and in party cuts like "Buzzin'" (a hick-hopper that has him workin' "on that twerkin'" and his car between sippin' suds with his buds) and closer-not-starter "Just Gettin' Started" he shows young guys how it's done. But mainly he's here for the ladies -- ones whose lips taste like whiskey (in "Just South of Heaven") and sangria (in "Sangria"), for instance, and duet foil Ashley Monroe in "We've Got Tonight" update "Lonely Tonight." Then there's "Good Country Song," where he remembers his '80s neo-traditional heroes, especially Earl Thomas Conley.